House Tour/ Priya in SF Bay/Collectivitea

Welcome back! It’s finally sunny here in the Bay area, the kids are back at school and the work week is officially in full swing. I have pictures from part 2 of the house tour that I hope you will enjoy browsing (part 1 is here). The above picture is of  the breakfast nook that we use as an informal sitting area, and behind it is the family room.
House Tour/ Priya in SF Bay/Collectivitea

I don’t have too many window treatments because I feel a little claustrophobic with heavy curtains and drapes., and I can get away with just a few lightweight silk curtains because the previous owners planted a lot of trees around the house and we have a fair amount of privacy. The other thing I use are these mobile (movable?) wooden screens that I can open or close depending on the season, time of day or the light. Like in the corner in this picture…

House Tour/ Priya in SF Bay/Collectivitea

House Tour/ Priya in SF Bay/Collectivitea

House Tour/ Priya in SF Bay/Collectivitea

Just beyond the dining room, is the sweetest little room. It’s designed to be a pantry, what as kids in southern India we would have called a ‘storeroom’ – dimly lit, cool, and with a lot of shelving to store spices, tea, coffee and other supplies.

House Tour/ Priya in SF Bay/Collectivitea

Because it’s under the stairs (a la Harry Potter!), it’s small and has a slope-y ceiling but it is one of my favorite rooms because when I hear the kids going in to grab a cookie, or to find a spot for an impromptu game of hide-and-seek, or I get out a fresh pack of tea or a tin of biscuits or some cake, and set out tea cups for family and friends, I am just transported back to the happy memories of my childhood. And time seems to stand still. Light permitting, I will take more pictures for a part 3 to show you where I work. Have a lovely day, my dears! – Priya

House Tour/ Priya in SF Bay/Collectivitea

 

House Tour/ Priya in SF Bay/Collectivitea

House Tour/ Priya in SF Bay/Collectivitea

 

Image credits: Studio Collectivitea

 


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